The bulk of the time savings provided by the new TrueSet cutting unit comes from an innovative bottom blade-to-cylinder adjustment mechanism.
Technicians can fine tune the TrueSet adjuster at two points with a gear that moves the bottom block 0.0254 mm with an audible click.
Further adding to TrueSet’s ease-of-use, the adjustment is made from the top and front of the cutting unit with a ½” spanner, the same tool used for height-of-cut adjustment. This makes the new cutting unit more user-friendly and reduces the number of tools needed to make adjustments.
Ransomes Jacobsen’s engineers have also ensured that the new unit maintains its industry-leading holding power, which equates to 193 Kgs of force holding the bottom blade in place.
The TrueSet cutting unit will be available on the Jacobsen’s 12.5 cm (5”) diameter cylinder including the Eclipse2 pedestrian greens mowers (floating head), Greens King IV, GP400 and Eclipse 322 riding greens mowers, the LF550 and SLF-1880 fairway mowers.
“Technicians are under more pressure than ever to get more done in less time,” said Lee Kristensen, Product Manager at Ransomes Jacobsen. “The idea behind the TrueSet cutting unit is to give technicians more time to work on other equipment and projects. When the technician hears that click, he knows exactly how far the bottom blade has moved and this takes the guesswork out of the adjustment saving time when conducting their daily maintenance routines. As always, we would advocate checking the air gap between the bottom blade and cutting cylinder with a feeler gauge and the cutting performance with a strip of paper.”
David Withers, President of Jacobsen added, “We have been very careful not to tinker with any of the geometry, design or construction of these cutting units, which has made Jacobsen the leader in quality-of-cut for over 90 years. TrueSet provides the same legendary quality-of-cut greenkeepers have come to expect from Jacobsen while also giving technicians extra time.”
Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company and more information on the product offering can be found at www.ransomesjacobsen.com